Tuesday, August 6, 2013

10 Reasons You Should Create Your Baby Registry At buybuy BABY {PLUS $50 Gift Card Giveaway - Ends 8/18}

Expecting a new baby is a beautiful time filled with joy, excitement, and well, sometimes a lot of stress. The daunting task of preparing for your new bundle of joy can really send any mom-to-be into nesting overdrive and total insanity. However, creating a baby registry at buybuy BABY can really take all the guesswork out and planning can return to smooth sailing.

Thank you to buybuy BABY for sponsoring today's discussion and providing me with a gift card for my time. All opinions are 100% my own. 

Last week I had the pleasure of touring the new buybuy BABY location in Roseville, California! My personal tour was with a very knowledgeable Registry Consultant (thanks Desiree!) who took a lot of time walking me around, showing me products and introducing me to their awesome baby registry. My experience with her definitely reflected buybuy BABY's commitment to exceptional customer service. As my first visit to a buybuy BABY store ever, I must say I was baby product heaven.

If you're unfamiliar with buybuy BABY, you might be interested to know that they were acquired by Bed, Bath & Beyond in 2007. That would explain the similar store layout and merchandising method you might notice in my photos below! There are actually more than 80 buybuy BABY locations across the U.S, each containing 20,000+ products. You can also shop at buybuyBABY.com where the product selection is somewhere in the 80,000+ range! From the best in nursery furniture to diapers bags, and layette to baby food, buybuy BABY has you covered.

The Roseville buybuy BABY store is set up so products are in categories as opposed to age. So all the bath and potty training gear are in the same section, just like the feeding gear and accessories are all together also. This makes it incredibly easy to shop and see all your options in one spot as opposed to scattered around the store. What I also loved is that they have a great selection of one category of products for every parents' needs. What I mean by that is for instance, let's take baby blankets. They have organic options and non-organic options, with plenty of various materials, weights and sizes to choose from. buybuy BABY is clearly reaching out to meet the needs of every parent by offering so many options.

Ready to register with buybuy BABY? Here's what you can expect!

There are really so many things I could write about my experience in buybuy BABY, but today I've been asked to focus on the great features of their baby registry. Well, I've got 10 great reasons on why you should consider creating your registry at buybuy BABY (and it's not even including their awesome customer service!).

1. Baby Registry Guide
To begin the registry process, registrants receive a 66-page Baby Book guide from their Registry Consultant that includes featured products, must-haves, a registry checklist, and a multitude of tips for every situation you'll encounter in baby's first year. It's truly worth checking out each and every page!

2. Personalized Shopping
Registrants can meet with a buybuy BABY Registry Consultant to start a registry with or without an appointment. Walk-ins are definitely welcome! Get the expertise of a dedicated Registry Consultant who can direct you to the best baby products to fit your family's needs.

3. Free Goody Bag
Registrants receive an awesome gift bag filled with product samples and great coupons. Highlights for me were a NUK Orthodontic Pacifier, and samples of Boudreaux's Butt Paste, Mama Mio Tummy Rub, and Dapple Baby Bottle & Dish Liquid. Also included in the goody bag was a current issue of Baby Talk Magazine.

4. Completion Program Coupon
Leftover, un-purchased registry items is pretty common. So, buybuy BABY sends registrants a coupon a few weeks prior to your baby's due date to use towards those items you didn't receive.

5. Friend Referral Rewards
Every friend who registers with buybuy BABY will earn you a $25 off coupon for any $100 in-store purchase. There are no limits on referrals so refer all your expecting friends!

6. Free Registry Announcement Cards
Receive as many as you need to hand out to family and friends, and to place in baby shower invitations so everyone knows where you're registered.

7. Free In-Store Gift Packaging
Perhaps a disappearing luxury in retail stores, a FREE gift wrapping station was so neat to see!!

8. Hassle-Free Returns
Return or exchange whatever registry items that aren't going to work for you (in new condition of course) without question. They can look up a receipt also! buybuy BABY is extremely interested in their customers' best interest, so they want to stress their easy return policy and encourage parents to try new products without hesitation. If it doesn't work, return it! Now that's excellent customer service.

9. 24/7 Registry Access
Registry changes and purchases can be made at any buybuy BABY store, online at buybuyBABY.com, by mobile app, or even by phone 24 hours a day. I remember altering my baby registry with Buddy almost daily online! And of course, any Registry Consultant would be more than happy to help you decide what products will work best for you and your family.

10. Free Shipping for Out Of Stock & Online Products
When friends and family go to a store to shop off your registry, they can enlist the help of a Registry Consultant or any employee to locate what they want to buy. If an item is out of stock, it can be ordered online and shipped to your door with free shipping. If the mom-to-be registered for online-only products, those can be ordered from the store and shipped for free also. You can't beat it!

See? They have a wonderful baby registry program! Oh and look at all those diaper bags!! As I walked out of buybuy BABY, I realized just how much of a passion I have for baby products. And despite being out of the baby realm for a few years now that Buddy is 4 1/2, I still know my stuff because I've kept up on the latest in baby products. It was so great to finally touch and feel a Petunia Pickle Bottom diaper bag. To finally see a Boon high chair in person, and to actually push a B.O.B. stroller for the first time. And to know buybuy BABY employees receive extensive training from their store and brand vendors directly so you know they actually know what they're talking about? Seriously, awesome. Having access to all the best baby brands in one store? Priceless.

I feel qualified to say with great confidence that buybuy BABY is the only place you'll need to shop and register at for your new baby. Buybuy BABY is not only trying to be the best, I believe they are the best dedicated baby store in the NorCal area.

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ufg8trj said...

a must have is a diaper genie!

Julie Lynn Bickham said...

It would be a video monitor.

Kelly Urban said...

A car seat

Mami2jcn said...

A Boppy pillow!

katychick said...

diapers and wipes...a new parent needs lots of them and a small high chair
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Janet W. said...

I would add swaddling blankets.

Amanda said...

Aside from the essentials (diapers, wipes, etc), I would have to say a swing and a good breast pump (if nursing).

aperry said...

Ergo baby carrier

Olivia R said...

Video monitor with night vision

Laura Jacobson said...

Oh I would love to add the Standa Cradle in Cherry by Sorelle!

Jessica B. said...

I would add bibs and bottles. jj250@aol.com

Rebecca Shockley said...

A neccessity that is used frequently, diapers, wipes, and bottle's!

Nikki said...

Oh, so many things, but a simple and used all the time item are the Aden + Anais muslin blankets :)

meredith m said...

I need a baby monitor!

Ashley said...

I need a car seat.

Cassandra Eastman said...

Aden + Anais Swaddles and a dream blanket!

Keara B. said...

A Britax car seat! They're the best. :)

Alycia said...

Must have for me is a My Breast Friend.

Linda said...

I would add a diaper bag

Robyn said...

A convertible car seat!

polly said...

My daughter in law loves Boppy Pillow she is using with my month old grandson

Aubrey Laine said...

A sound machine!

Anonymous said...

Id add the 3n1 rocker/napper and the angel baby monitor.We just recently got a BuyBuyBaby location.
Dawn Monroe

Naomi C. said...

cloth diapers!

Anonymous said...

I would add a swing!

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Elena said...

I would add a baby carrier.

kolpin said...

a stroller is a must-have.

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Anonymous said...

wireless baby monitor!

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Sam Stamp said...

I would definitely add a Boppy Pillow!

Thomas Murphy said...

I would add a A car seat.

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